The concept respects the scale and street pattern of the neighbouring buildings and preserves the cherished long distance views across the skyline of the town. It combines the best of international transport architecture with a contemporary vision and an understanding of the historical importance of the setting. The overall site configuration follows the principles of shaping space through the movement of people.
Whether traveling by foot, train, bus, car or cycle, each mode is clearly defined and celebrated by modern and exciting architecture that is integrated into the wider context and characteristics of Oxford.
The concept emphasises key links with the city centre and aligns the new station with Botley Road, providing a memorable approach to the station from Frideswide Square.
A new public plaza creates an appropriate setting for the station building entrance and forms part of a sequence of public spaces linking the new transport hub with the city centre.
Shortlisted for Architect of the Year Awards 2019